We had lunch at the Boerne Moon Bakery & Cafe, which is a charming old German style cafe. Floyd had a BLT and I had a delicious open face Ruben Sandwhich. It was good!
We walked across the street to a sweet little old house that was being used as a store. I think it's called The Little Nature Store. We went inside and found that it was mostly full of all kinds of things for attracting birds to your yard.
As we were paying for our (many!) purchases (more on that in a future blog), I heard a nibbling sound coming from behind the counter. Kind of like a mouse or a Guinea pig chewing on wood. Of course I had to ask what it was. The lady, very nonchalantly, said, "Oh, it's my baby wallaby. He's chewing his dinner." Now, I happen to know that wallabies (sp?) are not indigenous to Texas and, in fact, come from Australia. Anyway, she bends down and comes up with the cutest little animal ever! He was so sweet and friendly, too. I got to hold him and love him, and he just gave me little kisses and kept licking my hands.
This little guy was the cutest little animal I've ever seen. He was so sweet and gentle and loved being with people. What a cutie!
The lady is a trainer/handler from Sea World here in San Antonio and he is in the process of being socialized to be around people for an animal awareness show/program offered at the park. He is being fed kangaroo chow (I didn’t even imagine that they made such a thing) and some kind of milk. I can’t remember what it was, but I DO remember that it wasn’t kangaroo or cow’s milk. He’s not her pet and will not be living in her home. I guess I should have mentioned all this before, but I was so excited to share his pictures that it didn’t occur to me. Thank you, Gina, for reminding me that these little critters DO NOT (and should not) make good pets, no matter how cute they are when they're babies.